COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.

Current situation

Quarantine-free travel with Australia is suspended

Quarantine-free travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand will be suspended from 11.59pm Friday 23 July 2021 for at least the next 8 weeks because of the worsening COVID-19 situation there.

For the next seven days there will be managed return flights for New Zealanders from all states and territories that will require proof of a negative pre-departure test. Additionally, those who have been in NSW will still have to go into MIQ for 14 days. And those who have been in Victoria must self-isolate upon return and have a negative Day 3 test.

More detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Case numbers

As at 26 July 2021 there are 54 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

Alert levels

All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.

COVID-19 vaccines

We've secured enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone in New Zealand.

NZ COVID Tracer app

The official Ministry of Health contact tracing app helps you keep a digital diary of the places you’ve been.

Find out more



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